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ERIC Number: EJ798464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
Effects of Training on the Use of the Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation Guide with Autism Educators: A Preliminary Investigation Examining Positive Behavior Support Plans
Kraemer, Bonnie R.; Cook, Clayton R.; Browning-Wright, Diana; Mayer, G. Roy; Wallace, Michele D.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v10 n3 p179-189 2008
Positive behavior support (PBS) plans are required practice for students whose behaviors impede their learning or that of others. Educators of children and youth with autism and other developmental disorders represent a subgroup of special educators who are frequently involved in the development of PBS plans. The goal of this research was to assess the effect of a specific, brief training delivered to improve the substantive, evidence-based quality of PBS plans developed by autism educators in a graduate-level university program. Intra-individual tests of significance revealed that the training significantly improved the quality of PBS plans. The plan components with the highest ratings were "predictors of problem behavior" and "behavioral definition," whereas the components with the lowest ratings were "behavioral goals/objectives" and "team communication." The implications for delivering brief trainings to improve evidence-based practice, as well as limitations and future directions, are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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